Meaning of suffering

suf•fer•ing

Pronunciation: (suf'ur-ing, suf'ring), [key]
— n.
  1. the state of a person or thing that suffers.
  2. Often,something suffered by a person or a group of people; pain: the sufferings of the slaves.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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